Happy to report that both the author and illustrator of Drama Queen (see post here) replied to my emails. Tuesday Mourning said that the Kylie Jean series was "a treat" to work on. Marci Peschke said that the lessons about staying a good person and being beautiful on the inside to be beautiful on the outside "seeped in organically," and that "Being pretty inside and out is a lesson my mother taught me!" She also said that getting the books published is a dream come true!
Pretty cool overall. I really like when the authors write back.